Originally Posted by Vfranks
Good job making it to the final table! I like playing live more than online, but there just aren't many games near where I live. Were you able to pick up any tells on players by looking at them? I always try and do that when playing live, which is something you can't do online(obviously). Do you think you like live better than online, or still not sure since you only payed 1 live game so far?
TBH I was initially more concerned with giving off tells myself than I was of picking up any on other players. I was definitely able to weed out the super weak pleayers and value bet them to death and there were a few!! As for the final table, I arrived with a below average stack one early double up and I was in fairly good shape I then called an all in from a short-ish stack and my AKs didn't hold up vs his 88s. After that I was in trouble and when it folded around to the SB with me in the BB and he completed I shoved the last of my stack only, about 5-6 big blinds, with QTs and he called with J6 and hit a jack on the flop and I bubbled.
I really enjoyed playing live and am definitely gonna make it a semi regular thing - I don't have the BR to make it anything more than the occasional recreational play, however with a 1st prize of £500 (in Monday's touney) one win should sort me out...will update when I play the next one!